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Final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines 2017

Our final Musical Dinner with Paired Wines of 2017 was held early December in Moraira harbour’s Club Nautico Restaurant. Whilst such dinners are usually...

New Year resolutions for 2018

I won’t be the only journalist thinking about New Year Resolutions right now (at the time of writing it’s a week before Christmas), I’m...

Cork Talk highlights of 2017

Firstly – Happy Christmas to You! Many thanks for reading Cork Talk! Whilst all the following highlights are exactly that, highlights, there can be no...

Christmas Day wine recommendations!

My annual Christmas Day wine recommendations article is one that I perhaps enjoy writing most. It puts me in the mood for Christmas a...

The Costa News top ten 2017!

Yes, I know – I’ve said it before and will more than likely say it again next year too, but the fact is that...

Wine related Christmas presents 2017

I'm often asked about any wine related presents I might recommend for the lady who wants to surprise her man, and indeed, vice versa...

What have the Romans ever done for us?

You’ll remember the classic Monty Pythons sketch, I’m sure, though you might not have realised at the time that there is an oblique reference...

English sparkling wine from Langham Wine Estate

The roses planted at the end of each carefully manicured, pristine row of trellised vines may well have been there to keep the plough...

Two sides to a story!

  This is Part Two of an article started last week, entitled ‘Land Grab’. It is archived here www.colinharknessonwine.com click Articles. Señor Fernando Mora MW (http://bodegasfrontonio.com/en/the-team/)...

Land grab!

I’m writing this on the final day of the debate in the Catalan Parliament that will determine if the autonomous regional government goes ahead...

Boxing clever

Remember Watneys Part Sevens? The bitter inside was, to be fair, drinkable – that’s if there was ever any left after ‘opening’ the can!...

Closure and a new era for cava

Yes, a touch oxymoronic, I agree, but sit back, cava glass (no more than two thirds full) in hand and please read on –...

Musical dinner with paired wines

Spain has an official population of just under 46.5 million people and an annual Yecla production of just over 6.5 million litres, only 5%...

Five go judging!

We decided to pass, on Enid Blyton’s ‘lashings of ginger beer’, the Famous Five this time reconvening to judge the annual 50 Great Sparkling...

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